Black Raspberry – 5/29/24

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/29/24

Observation Time: 11:35 a.m.

Observation Location: Sharon Historical Society, High Street, Sharon

Common Name: Black Raspberry

Scientific Name: Rubus occidentalis

Comments: The black raspberry is related to the red raspberry Rubus idaeus and Rubus strigosus, sharing the white underside of leaves, and fruit that readily detaches from the carpel.

Black raspberry grows in disturbed areas and in meadows, often near streams and lakes, trails or roadways. The native range of Rubus occidentalis extends as far east as New Brunswick, as far west as Nebraska, as far north as Quebec, and as far south as Mississippi.

More Information: Wikipedia